SpareFoot Wins the Sixth Annual Startup Games

SpareFoot Wins the 2017 Austin Startup Games, Photographs by Clayton Sharp.

SpareFoot won the 2017 Austin Startup Games last Saturday afternoon at Fair Market on Austin’s East side.

SpareFoot received gold medals in MarioKart, foosball, shuffle board, pop-a-shot, and flip cup. It received bronze medals in Ping Pong and Trivia. The company won by 11 points overall.

SpareFoot is a veteran of the startup games and has previously won the games three times since 2012. It won a $20,000 donation for Kure It, a charity that focuses on curing kidney cancer. Second prize went to Outbound Engine, who will donate $10,000 to the SAFE Alliance, and Modernize took third place to win a $6,500 donation for GirlStart.

“Startup Games offers a chance for homegrown Austin businesses to give back to the community in a way that is truly authentic to startup culture,” Startup Games Executive Director Sara Reeves said in a news release.

More than 1,200 people attended the event, which featured 16 teams. Each team received $1,500 to donate to the charity of their choice.

The teams competed for gold, silver and bronze medals in a variety of games including ping pong, foosball, beer pong, flip cup, trivia, MarioKart, Pop-A-Shot, darts, shuffleboard, giant Connect 4, and a mystery event.

Last year, uShip won the games. This year the games featured newcomers AffiniPay, Academic Works, Aceable, and ShippingEasy.

The competitors included:

Academic Works – Nonprofit: SafePlace
Aceable – Nonprofit: Breakthrough Austin
AffiniPay – Nonprofit: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Boundless – Nonprofit: Meals on Wheels
Capital Factory – Nonprofit: RideAustin
Headspring – Nonprofit: DO IT FOR THE LOVE FOUNDATION
LawnStarter – Nonprofit: The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Modernize – Nonprofit: GirlStart
OneSpot – Nonprofit: Without Regrets
OutboundEngine – Nonprofit: SAFE Alliance
OwnLocal – Nonprofit: Austin Bat Cave
ShippingEasy – Nonprofit: Caritas of Austin
SpareFoot – Nonprofit: Kure It
theCHIVE – Nonprofit: CHIVE Charities
Trendkite – Nonprofit: JDRF
uShip – Nonprofit: Communities in Schools

Comments

  1. Now this is a real good effort by the SpareFoot to donate their price money for kidney patients.

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